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Chet and Dorothy West interview
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TitleChet and Dorothy West interview
Date of Original1993-03-06
CreatorFisher, Brian
Creator RoleInterviewer;
DescriptionAn interview with Chet and Dorothy West for the KPOK Radio-Thon to raise money for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Chet and Dorothy discuss their lives and the history of the Bowman area. The interview contains information on immigrant cars, the Bowman school, and Karnin, North Dakota, a town that does not exist any more.
General SubjectPeople
Education
Subject (LCTGM)Cities & towns
Interviews
Reminiscing
History
Schools
Janitors
Dance halls
Orchestras
Cooks
Cafeterias
Subject (Local)Sod barns
Personal NameWest, Chet
West, Dorothy
LocationBowman (N.D.)
Decade1990-1999
Item NumberPTRM-2
Format of OriginalAudio cassettes
Transcription"Chet and Dorothy West. Chet was 2 yr old when he came may 1908. Grandfather homesteaded south of Bowman by ND-SD state line. Tell of Karnin, SD Bowman, ND in early years. Chet tells of years as janitor of school built in 1917. Basement and 2 upper stories. Had to practice in boiler room as not to disturb classes. Dorothy lived near Chet's family. She cooked at Roosevelt elementary school. He resigned as janitor as he didn't get any raise in pay and did all work alone."—Handwritten on tape.
Repository InstitutionPioneer Trails Regional Museum
Credit LinePioneer Trails Regional Museum (PTRM-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationPioneer Trails Regional Museum
12 First Ave. N.
P. O. Box 78
Bowman, ND 58623
701-523-3600
dpearson@ndsupernet.com
LanguageEnglish
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmPTRM2
Media StandardMPEG Audio
Duration00:32:31
Audio Tracks2 track stereo (unmixed)
Data Rate128 kbps
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